Route Co-Management (Former Employee), Cahokia, IL – January 15, 2013
Pros: free lunches, recognition for a job done well & safely.
Cons: the selling of their co2 division.
Praxair, Inc. was a great place to learn about the compressed gas distribution industry. There was an abundance of federal, state, and industry regulations and rules to be mindful of while performing my duties. I would deliver liquid CO2 that customers used in the carbonation of various consumer drinks. Our area was large and spread out in two states, – more... Missouri & Illinois, so there were many, many customers to provide with our services. Management would do there best to help us out with solutions to onsite issues, but because of the physical distance some routes were from the plant, it was on us to problem solve and work independently. I learned a great deal working at Praxair. – less
Reimbursement Specialist (Former Employee), Cuyahoga Falls, OH – August 23, 2013
Pros: rewarding to meet the company goals and mine.
Cons: collecting from indigent
I would call patients and collect on past due balances. I would also pull EOBS and explain coverage to patient or solve discrepancies. I learned how to be proactive in collecting moneys owed. Management was not really around. You did your job and went home. If issues occurred a supervisor would help you solve. I worked in a very cultural diverse area. – more... We all had our ways of collecting and it was interesting to speak with co-workers and apply some of their ideas with mine to better my skills. The hardest part was calling the people on medicare who had 0.00 money to pay the bills. I loved to help people understand their coverage and bills and problem solve. – less
productive and good work place (with the right people)
Factory Worker (Former Employee), Lincoln, ENG – July 18, 2013
Pros: free tea or coffee
Cons: awqward colegues half the time
my time here was a long 7 years doing all kinds of things until being made redundent in july 2013, dont get me wrong im not upset about this becouse my time there was both sweet and sour... the good times were the days i could come to work and be on shift with the people who treated me with respect not becouse i demanded or evenasked for it , just becouse – more... thats who they were, i was able to get on with my work and get the production flowing through the door with one or 2 good managers on that shift who would back u up all the way... when on the other shift, lets just say hypocrital, disresecting, brown noser's bullys ruled the roost. – less
Project Materials Coordinator (Former Employee), 175 E Park Dr. Tonawanda, NY 14150 – July 18, 2013
Pros: education opportunities, wellness center
Cons: healthcare benefits
Praxair is a great company to work for. I obtained all my Project Coordinating experience through Praxair. Working on Project Teams with other professionals always gave me an opportunity to learn more about managing project teams in construction from proposal phase to construction.
Field Service Engineer (Former Employee), Nationwide – July 12, 2013
Pros: high tech field, interesting
Cons: management not always upfront
I enjoyed my time here as a field service engineer, they paid well and I got to travel the country. The work was demanding of your time and energy, but working around high field magnets is never dull. I was always out of town though and missed all of my families anniversaries and birthdays, holidays as well on occasion. They tried to give us time off – more... between jobs to recover and be with family, but it was not always possible. If you knew the right people it has great job security, if not, they let you go when business is slow. They laid off a bunch of us with no warning though, which was pretty shifty, and is the only problem I have with the company. – less
Assistant Warehouse Manager/Dispatcher (Former Employee), Aston, PA – July 9, 2013
Pros: great co workers
Cons: after normal hours of work
I worked in homecare for 17+ years I knew nothing about homecare at the time so learning was a daily event for me and it continued for all those years. Started as a driver learning the basics,through time worked my way in to the warehouse where a whole new type of learning began inventory,shipping&rec. order pulling,dispatching.working with custom service,and – more... vendors. Then in to management where responsablity was priority not only for me but for the actions of the employees I supervised. The most challenging part of the job was being able to get those specially items in a timely matter. The best part of working in homecare was you never knew what the day was going to bring you from jumping in a truck to make a delivery to being in meetings all day. – less
Driver (Former Employee), Edmonton, AB – July 8, 2013
Pros: a great bunch of drivers, the mechanics are great.
Cons: management changes rules to make them selves look good.
Worked at Praxair for 16.5 years had one incident and according to there rules were suppose to be allowed 2 , I had an incident and the people like Transportation manager for Edmonton and western Canada did nothing but cover there own back sides. the Driver supervisor who is suppose to be there for the drivers ran to Winnipeg MB as the National Vice – more... President of Praxair Canada was on the War path because of all the incidents involving other drivers i was used as a wiping post. Every one who was suppose to help me ran for the hills. They change rules to suit them selves like smoking in the trucks, grounds for instant dismissal nope not in Edmonton the manager buries his head in the sand, like driver supervisor also. Also mangement swept things under the carpet to suit them selves. Like i said use to be a great place to work not now as a driver your a number – less
sand blasting (Former Employee), Houston, TX – June 13, 2013
Pros: good pay.
Cons: long hours and mandatory to work weekends
Praxair its a nice warehouse to work in if you are a single person with no kids and no wife. do to the long hours plus its mandatory to work weekends. the do care about the employees safety. and that's really good also have good benefits.
Warehouse Technician (Former Employee), Morrisville, PA – May 29, 2013
Pros: free lunches, sports tickets, company picnics and golf outings
Cons: insurance, long hours, and short breaks.
A typical day of work would consist of pulling orders and loading and unloading trucks. I learned all about the gases and medical devises that they have. Management was very understanding and strict as well. My co-workers were always there to give a helping hand as well as myself helping them when they needed it. The hardest part of the jkob was making – more... sure everything for the day was done and the paperwork was correct. The most enjoyable part of the job would be that it was always there the next day. – less
DME Clerk (Former Employee), San Antonio, TX – May 21, 2013
Pros: benefits, pay
My work day at Praxair consisted of processing DME orders that came from different doctors offices. I learned to process these orders fast and effectively so that the patient could received their product in time, as well as what the different equipment is used for. The managemet was great as well as the co-workers.
The hardest part of the job was attending – more... to the drivers needing new work order tickets when only one customer service person was on duty. I did enjoy my co-workers and the work environment was not stressful at all. – less